Poltergeist Haunting Theatres Earlier Than Expected

Dread Central - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 19:21

May 22, 2015. That’s the date we’ll be seeing the remake of Poltergeist in theatres. That’s over two months earlier than expected. Mark that down on your calendars, kids, or you’ll make those evil clowns angry!

In the film which is to be released in 3D, Jared Harris will play Carrigan, a larger than life TV personality who left the world of academia behind to become the star host of basic cable TV show “Haunted House Cleaners.”

Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Saxon Sharbino, and Jane Adams also star. Gil Keenan directs.

For more info visit the official Poltergeist website, “like” Poltergeist on Facebook, and follow Poltergeist on Twitter.

Synopsis:
Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi (producer) reimagines and contemporizes the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is invaded by angry spirits. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and take the youngest daughter, the family must come together to rescue her.

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Unboxing Day: Sideshow Collectibles’ Queen of the Dead

Dread Central - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 19:15

Sideshow Collectibles recently sent over the latest in its Court of the Dead line, Gethsemoni, Queen of the Dead Premium Format Figure, to review and show you guys… and it redefines the term “dead sexy”!

About the Queen of the Dead:
She is the first-born creation of Death, his Eve; the embodiment of his dark creative spirit, limitless guile, and soaring ambition. From high atop her spired tower, Gethsemoni, Queen of the Dead, oversees the realm of the Underworld before her. As Death’s appointed Regent she rules the Court of the Dead, a contentious assembly of beings of the netherworld that are driven by Death’s quest to Rise, Conquer, Rule!

Standing at a whopping 21.5 inches high, and 8 inches wide the queen weighs in at a hefty 12 pounds. We posed her a bit differently than the glamor shots below to better show off some of her finer assets. Check it out!

The Queen of the Dead is AVAILABLE NOW for $379.99!

Artists:

  • Tom Gilliland (Design/Paint)
  • Ian MacDonald (Design)
  • Walter O’Neal (Design)
  • Mark Newman (Sculpt)
  • Kat Sapene (Paint)
  • Tim Hanson (Costume Fabrication)

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[Interview] Director Michael S. Ojeda Talks ‘Avenged’

bloody disgusting - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 19:06

Writer-director Michael S. Ojeda’s Avenged (formerly known as Savaged) is a feast of vengeance and he likes it that way. It takes the tried-and-true rape/revenge film and mixes it with the white-man scalping genre of Redsploitation (Native American revenge). The combination makes for one kinetically brutal thriller filled with heaps of graphic violence and sincere heart. Literally, a heart gets eaten in this movie. If you hate racist rednecks as much as I do, then Savaged is one helluva cathartic experience.

After a long wait, Avenged is finally being released in the U.S. this week. We first reviewed it two years ago (here) and we first talked to Ojeda a year before that (here). So this release has been a long time coming. We recently spoke with Ojeda again to discuss that long road to release, the film’s inception, learning a sacred Apache ritual, and all the bloody details in between.

Avenged hits select theaters and VOD March 6!

We first interviewed you back in 2012 when you were editing the film. Could you talk about what the past three years have been like as far as the movie and its journey?

It’s been a roller coaster from the very beginning. It took a long time to get it edited and I handled most of the post-production myself. Finally when it was done and we had premieres around the world. The European premiere was at Stiges and the Asian premiere was in South Korea. So we started off with a bang and then basically for a little over a year it’s been doing festivals just everywhere. Japan, Germany, the UK, Australia. So the official release has been a long time coming and it’s honestly been a little frustrating, almost like working in reverse.

I know you did a lot of TV work before this. Can you talk about the inception of the film and how you managed that transition?

I did a feature actually 10 years ago, it came out in 2004. It was called Lana’s Rain and it did okay but it didn’t propel my career in the direction I wanted it to go. So after that I sort of fell into the television documentary recreation world. The highlight of that was doing Deadliest Warrior in 2009 and 2010. When I moved to LA it was a little bit of a struggle because I’d done a feature but it wasn’t really a big breakthrough so I was struggling to get that next film going.

Years after Deadliest Warrior I had met a lot of different people and I became stronger as a director on a number of different levels. So when I started to think about my next film I wanted to make sure it wouldn’t miss its target audience like my first one did. I love action movies so I was just toying around with this idea of something that could be shot out in the desert. And I like spirit possession movies, I like revenge movies, I like female-driven films, so I put all that together and thought of the idea for Avenged. At the time the I Spit on Your Grave remake hadn’t been done yet, so it was still fresh.

I don’t know if you read my review from two years ago…

Of course, those are the things that keep me going.

Yeah I adored it because it’s a Native American revenge theme, which I love, wrapped around a rape-revenge plot, wrapped around a forbidden love. Can you talk about your approach to the story?

I wanted to do something that I hadn’t seen before. If I’ve seen it, i don’t want to do it, you know? Like when someone like Guy Ritchie got big, everyone wanted to copy his style. I wanted to do something fresh. You put so much work into a movie, so much time and so much effort to just do a movie to appease a wide audience or for the sake of shock value, to make people cringe or to make people squirm in their seats, that wasn’t really my goal. I wanted to do a movie that would touch on a number of emotions. I wanted to make a movie to scare people, of course, but I also wanted them to feel the highs of victory. I wanted them to feel a whole rainbow of emotions from this one movie. So I made this movie with heart. Unfortunately when you do that you get people who want to go see just the horror and they want to keep the romantic elements separate. So I’m glad the audience has been embracing this film that’s trying to accomplish a number of different things.

Your first film, Lana’s Rain, dealt with the immigrant experience. And Avenged deals with inherent racism in the U.S. Is there an explicit statement you’re trying to make?

No but I’m using these issues as a springboard. I like stories about character struggles and underdogs who have to overcome great odds to prevail. Whether it’s the issue of prostitution, which at the time of Lana’s Rain was prevalent, and the fall of Communism, I used those to tell a character-driven story. With Avenged, we’re dealing with the Native American turmoil and the things they’ve gone through in America. I used that as the backdrop.

And I love that you cast actual Native Americans. It shows a lot of respect.

The Native American acting community is actually quite small, which is surprising when you consider the number of movies concerning them. But there isn’t really a big pool of actors, so once you reach out to one group, they sort of tell all their friends. We did a normal casting process and once we started they would tell people and we’d get more recommendations. I was really blessed to have found Joseph Runningfox. If you look at some of his credits he’s done a lot of big movies, including Ravenous. He really brings the character to the surface, I was very fortunate.

And treating their culture with respect was important. We had consultants and Joseph is from a different tribe than the character, so we had to bring someone in from the Apache tribe to make sure what we were doing wasn’t too outlandish. I tried to keep it as authentic as possible, even though it’s a horror fantasy film. But the character’s actions are grounded in reality, to make it feel so much more real and vibrant. So we found a gentleman who specialized in Apache rituals and he met with me and Joseph and we sat together at my place and he showed me the rituals. He told us that you can’t use the actual rituals because it’s forbidden. So he showed us what the actual ritual would be like, but we weren’t allowed to use the wording or prayers. So it was interesting. We tried to be as real as possible without giving away secrets.

The rape in the film is done very tastefully, it’s more implied than anything. How did you prepare Amanda Adrienne for those scenes?

She prepared herself, basically. As far as preparation, we made sure that everyone was respectful and acted very professionally on the set. There wasn’t anyone on set that wasn’t supposed to be there. The actors for that scene, everyone around her, have been in a lot of stuff. There was Rodney Rowland and Ronnie Gene Blevins, who’ve been in a lot of stuff. So they definitely took a large degree of professionalism to the set to make Amanda feel comfortable.

A little aside about the whole rape-revenge thing. It’s funny, you know, because to me that was never what the movie was about. I know that the rape stands out in people’s minds when they see certain movies, like Last House on the Left. But to me as far as the category of rape-revenge film, it has slowed down the process of the U.S. release. It’s slowed down a lot of different things. If I had known that it was going to be such a taboo, I probably would’ve just had them kill her. Honestly, if I could go back and cut out even more I would.

Yeah you don’t see anything.

Because it’s not important and I don’t want to turn people off. It’s the critical action that these villains partake in that sets the story in motion, but there are so many other things too. But this whole rape-revenge category has held us back a bit in regards to getting our U.S. release. A lot of people are afraid of that topic. if I had just had them capture her, tie her up, and kill her, then the movie wouldn’t fall into that category. The movie isn’t about the rape. It’s not what makes this movie great. Besides all they’ve done to her, her body is starting to decay, you know? She’s actually a hero-zombie, is what she is.

The bow and arrow scene is so simple and amazing. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a point blank bow and arrow scene before. How did you come up with that and what kind of training did Amanda have to prepare?

She did take kung-fu for about six months prior to making the film, but I’d say she learned the choreography more like a dance. She worked with the fight coordinators, getting the moves down. Action looks a lot trickier once it’s edited than it is doing it. It’s more of a dance. It’s funny you mentioned the point blank range arrow shooting, it was originally supposed to be something completely different. Originally the character Creed manages to get in his car as she shoots the first arrow. She starts running around the car and he’s shooting through the windows. Eventually what happens is he shoots the gas tank and it blows up. Of course since we were on a low budget we had to come up with a completely different idea. So I thought how I could make it powerful and I took the bow and arrow concept and gave it like this ballet effect. I thought it would be equally as powerful and certainly original.

And then with the chainsaw scene, it’s a common thing in horror and I wanted to do something different with it. I’d never really seen someone combat a chainsaw with a hand weapon. I thought it’d be cool. So Amanda trained a bit with a tomahawk and a hunting knife. She did an amazing job, it was all her, we didn’t use a stunt double in that scene. We shot that last fight over a period of two nights.

Do you know why the distributor changed the name from Savaged to Avenged?

The distributors have their reasons but I’m not quite sure what they are to be honest with you. They paid money for it so it’s up to them if they want to change the name. I don’t necessarily think it was a good idea, but they know what they’re doing. To me it’ll always be Savaged. To me it just makes things more confusing but it is what it is.

The intestine ripping scene in the bar has been featured in a lot of the promos for the film. It’s a great scene, but was there ever a point where you thought maybe you were going to far?

I don’t really have limits, to a point. I do when it comes to innocent people being tortured. Like the scene where we see Amanda being tortured, it’s the scene that sets everything in motion. So she needed to go through a certain level of hell. But I wanted to see the villains go through a much worse hell. When we were shooting it I didn’t think if it was too much because we can always cut it down if there’s a problem. I believe that you should take it to the extreme and then you could always cut it later.

That scene alone was shot a year prior to shooting the movie. That and a few more scenes we shot and then showed them to our associates. They saw those and said Oh my God we could film this in a heartbeat. So yeah the intestine scene may be extreme but it definitely worked.

I’m a fan of Ronnie Gene Blevins, I honestly think he’s one of the best character actor alive. What was it like working with him?

Ronnie’s intense. He was exactly what I envisioned in my mind. He didn’t even have to audition because he was this guy. Every time he came to the set he came prepared and every take he’d do something different. But he’s such a professional and I would work with him again anytime. You know, when you do a low budget film, you don’t have a lot of time to work with your actors. You have to move very quick. So when I bring actors on board, I want them to embody the characters . So thank God I had people like Ronnie on board. And he’s a very intense guy, but he’s really very sweet.

Do you have anything in the works that you can talk about now that Avenged is finally coming out?

Yeah, definitely. Right now we’re in the development phases, a script is done, and I don’t want to give too much away but it’s called Dominique. Basically it’s a female The Professional. A female Russian assassin is the primary lead and there’s a little girl who’s sold into human trafficking. She helps track her down and take down a whole organization in the process.

Thanks for talking to us and I’m wicked excited for people to finally see this movie

Thanks so much.

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A Single Scientific Reason to See ‘Independence Day 2′!

bloody disgusting - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 18:59

I gave it a cold… I gave it a virus. A computer virus.

I didn’t bat an eye when it was revealed that Will Smith wouldn’t be returning for Independence Day 2. Why? Because the best character in Roland Emmerich’s 1996 disaster film is clearly David Levinson, played by Jeff Goldblum.

It was announced today that Goldblum will be returning to for alien war alongside “Survivor’s Remorse’s” Jessie Usher and The Hunger Games‘ Liam Hemsworth.

Goldblum has secured by excitement.

Fox hired Carter Blanchard (Glimmer) to rewrite the script. James Vanderbilt wrote the first draft of the film, which Emmerich is producing with Dean Devlin and Harald Kloser.

Independence Day 2 is set for release on June 24, 2016 — almost exactly 20 years from when the first film hit theaters on July 3, 1996.

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Mitchell Altieri’s The Night Watchmen Gets a Cast

Dread Central - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 18:56

James Remar, Tiffany Shepis, and more are set to topline one half of The Butcher Brothers, Mitchell Altieri’s, new film, The Night Watchmen; and we have your first details right here.

Twitch is reporting that the director of Holy Ghost People has started on his next film, written by Ken Arnold and Dan DeLuca, who both have parts in the film, and Jamie Nash.

The cast also includes Kevin Jiggetts (“Castle”), Max Gray Wilbur (“How to Get Away with Murder”), Kara Luiz (MTV’s “Jerks with Cameras”), Diona Reasonover (the upcoming “Buzzy’s”), Rain Pryor (“Head of the Class”) and Matt Servitto (“Banshee”).

We’re thrilled to have such an accomplished ensemble cast,” said executive producer Cheryl Staurulakis. “These professionals are delivering nuanced performances of their characters, which are compassionate, psychopathic, and comedic. They are a perfect fit for The Night Watchmen.

Synopsis:
Three inept night watchmen, aided by a young rookie and a beautiful, fearless tabloid journalist, fight an epic battle to save their lives. A mistaken warehouse delivery unleashes a horde of hungry vampires, and these unlikely heroes must not only save themselves but also stop the scourge that threatens to take over the city of Baltimore.

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Tales From the Darkside Finds its Star; Plot Details Revealed

Dread Central - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 18:43

We’ve been keeping a really close eye on The CW’s reboot of the classic television series “Tales From the Darkside,” and today the show’s star has been revealed along with some plot details.

Deadline is reporting that Kris Lemche (pictured below; “The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”) has been cast as the lead in The CW pilot, a remake of the 1980s horror/fantasy/thriller anthology series that hails from writer Joe Hill and producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.

The anthology series will feature only one regular character, Newman (Lemche). A weathered and tortured young man, Newman is the guide to the unsuspecting who come across The Darkside. Newman – a man with his own desperate, wrenching secrets – knows exactly what’s causing the terrifying Darkside Events that drive the series. What he doesn’t know is how to stop them.

Hill, Kurtzman, and Orci executive produce with Heather Kadin, Mitch Galin, and Jerry Golod for CBS TV Studios.

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Zachary Quinto to Visit Hannibal

Dread Central - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 18:35

As we approach Season 3 of “Hannibal,” the good doctor’s menu continues to grow. Next up, EW is reporting that Zachary Quinto will appear in at least one episode of the third season as a patient of Bedelia’s (Gillian Anderson).

Season 3 of the dark drama will premiere in the summer of 2015 with no firm date announced just yet. It picks up one year after Hannibal (Mads Mikkelsen) and Bedelia were seen jetting off to Europe.

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‘Poltergeist’ Haunting Theaters This May!

bloody disgusting - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 18:25

The new Poltergeist will be haunting theaters sooner than later, shifting from its July date to May 22, 2015.

Watch the official trailer.

Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Saxon Sharbino and Jane Adams star, with Jared Harris playing Carrigan, a larger than life TV personality who left the world of academia behind to become the star host of basic cable TV show “Haunted House Cleaners.”

Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi (producer) reimagines and contemporizes the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is invaded by angry spirits. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and hold the youngest daughter captive, the family must come together to rescue her before she disappears forever.

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Independence Day 2 – Jeff Goldblum Returns; Liam Hemsworth Joins Cast

Dread Central - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 18:21

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s Independence Day 2 casting announcement which found “Survivor’s Remorse’s” Jessie Usher playing the son of Will Smith’s character, Roland Emmerich took to Twitter today to announce that Jeff Goldblum would be returning to the alien fighting fold and with him will come Liam Hemsworth!

Fox hired Carter Blanchard (Glimmer) to rewrite the script. James Vanderbilt wrote the first draft of the film, which Emmerich is producing with Dean Devlin and Harald Kloser.

Independence Day 2 is set for release on June 24, 2016 — almost exactly 20 years from when the first film hit theaters on July 3, 1996. Stay tuned for more as it comes.

Excited to Officially announce @LiamHemsworth and #JeffGoldblum as the next two pieces of the #IndependenceDay sequel pic.twitter.com/GNuvffKWI3

— Roland Emmerich (@rolandemmerich) March 4, 2015

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A New Ghoul Hungry for Flesh in the Ukraine

Dread Central - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 18:08

Cannibalism is one of the most horrid things a human being can engage in, but some people live to cause others horror. Some people’s hunger for chaos knows no bounds. Enter Ghoul, produced by Joe Lynch and Rob Cohen.

Directed by Petr Jakl, Ghoul will be hitting theaters on March 20th. The film stars Jennifer Armour, Jeremy Isabella, Paul S. Tracey, and Debra Garza.

Synopsis:
GHOUL follows three Americans who travel to the Ukraine to investigate how cannibalism swept through the country during the notorious famine of 1932. After being led deep into the vast Ukrainian forest for an interview with the last known survivor of the cannibalism epidemic, they are plagued with a series of unexplainable supernatural encounters and come face to face with the evil spirit of Andrei Chikatilo, who was born in the Soviet Union and was the most violent serial killer and cannibal of all time.

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Gory New Muck Clip Takes You to Slasher Movie Heaven

Dread Central - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 18:05

We’re just over a week away from the release of Anchor Bay’s Muck, which looks to be the personification of old-school slasher fun. In other words, none of that pesky CGI, which is music to our gore-loving ears.

Check out a brand new clip from the film, which comes equipped with a monster, a buxom babe, and buckets of blood!

Muck Release Details:
This St. Patrick’s Day, Anchor Bay Entertainment invites fans for a little bit ’o the green and a LOT of the red with MUCK, a chiller seething with the greatest fear of all: that nowhere is safe! The directorial debut of Steve Wolsh, who also wrote and produced, MUCK reads like a bloody love letter filled with just the sort of jolts horror fans have been waiting to hear – and see!

Shot in state-of-the-art 4K Ultra HD resolution, MUCK is packed with old-school effects, shocks – and yes, breasts – that stick with you, creating terror with effects and stunts without the use of CGI. MUCK arrives Tuesday, March 17th – uncut, uncensored, and unrated – available on Blu-ray for $26.99 and $22.98 for the DVD.

For fans who like their 4K horror on the big screen, MUCK will also have a limited theatrical engagement starting Friday, March 13th.

After narrowly escaping an ancient burial ground, long forgotten and buried underneath the marshes of Cape Cod, a group of friends emerge from the thick, marshy darkness, tattered and bloody, lucky to be alive. They have already lost two of their friends in the marsh, presumably dead. They stumble upon an empty Cape Cod vacation house alongside the foggy marsh and break in to take shelter.

Whatever was in the marsh is still after them, and soon after one of them goes for help, the rest of the group learns that the evil in the marsh is not the only thing that wants them dead. Something worse, something more savage, was lying in wait just outside the marsh, in the house. What happens next is unspeakable horror that cannot be unseen. These unlucky travelers spend their St. Patrick’s Day trapped between two evils forcing them to fight, die, or go back the way they came.

Featuring Kane Hodder (Hatchet, Jason Voorhees in four of the Friday the 13th films), Lachlan Buchanan (“Pretty Little Liars”), Puja Mohindra (Foreign), Bryce Draper (Bound), and YouTube Sensation Lauren Francesca (iwantmylauren), MUCK is throwback horror at its best.

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Zachary Quinto to Appear in ‘Hannibal’ Season 3

bloody disgusting - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 16:40

Zachary Quinto is a busy dude. After appearing in the first and second seasons of American Horror Story he’s been consistently working (well, he’s been in a ton of stuff before that too). Now EW is reporting that Quinto has found the time to appear in a guest spot in season 3 of Hannibal.

According to the article, Quinto will appear in at least one episode as a patient of Bedelia (Gillian Anderson). Bryan Fuller and Quinto previously worked together on Heroes, where the actor first showed us how good he is at being bad. Here’s hoping he gets to show off more of his crazy in Hannibal, which returns to NBC this summer.

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“Tales From The Darkside” Lead Will Know All About the Creatures…

bloody disgusting - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 15:19

The “Tales From The Darkside” series has its lead, and he won’t know how to stop the horrific events in the CW anthology.

The anthology series will feature only one regular character, Newman (Kris Lemche), a weathered and tortured young man who is the guide to the unsuspecting who come across The Darkside, says Deadline. Newman – a man with his own desperate, wrenching secrets – knows exactly what’s causing the terrifying Darkside Events that drive the series. What he doesn’t know is how to stop them.

The CW pilot is a remake of the 1980s horror/fantasy/thriller anthology that hails from writer Joe Hill and producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.

Hill, Kurtzman and Orci executive produce with Heather Kadin, Mitch Galin and Jerry Golod for CBS TV Studios.

Canadian-born Lemche is recurring on ABC’s Agents Of ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.” His recent feature credits include indies Alter Egos and Legend Of Hell’s Gate.

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Michael Myers Gets Unmasked In New ‘Halloween’ Doc About Tony Moran

bloody disgusting - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 15:05

Tony Moran may not be a household name, but his face is an integral part of horror movie history. Moran portrayed Michael Myers in the final scenes of John Carpenter’s Halloween, including the unmasked sequence. His life hasn’t been the same since the influential film’s release in 1978.

Insomniac Productions and Lock it Down Productions are excited to announce Horror Icon: Inside Michael’s Mask with Tony Moran and release the official poster artwork.

The independent documentary gives viewers a rare look at the life of a genre celebrity. Co-directors David Langill and Jordan Pacheco were given unprecedented access to Moran’s life for the project. From horror conventions to home life and everything in between, nothing was off limits.

The film features special appearances by Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters), Dee Wallace (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial), Andrew Bryniarski (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), Debbie Rochon (Tromeo and Juliet), Jonathan Tiersten (Sleepaway Camp), John Dugan (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre), Timothy Patrick Quill (Army of Darkness), Vernon Wells (Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior), and more.

“I want to show Tony for who he is,” explains Langill. “A father, a friend, an actor, and a horror icon. Tony is a passionate man with a big heart, and like all of us, Tony has his ups and downs. Viewers get to see Tony as most have never seen him before.”

Pacheco adds, “This is a unique chance to see how a hit film can affect an actor years after its release, the relationships a life of acting and traveling doing conventions have made, and what happens after the conventions doors close. Tony has lived an incredible life, and I’m grateful for the chance to share some of it with everyone.”

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‘Big Game’ Turns Samuel L. Jackson From President Into Badass (Trailer)!

bloody disgusting - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 14:59

Mike Pereira raved about Big Game (review) when he caught the World Premiere at this past September’s Toronto International Film Festival.

Said to be like a PG-13 Ambling adventure film, “The fate of the most powerful man in the world lies in the hands of a 13-year old boy. Plunged into a deadly game of cat and mouse with only hours to spare, Oskari and the President must team up to survive the most extraordinary night of their lives.

Now, a new trailer has been released that’s seriously one of the best in recent memory. In it, Jackson plays the President of the United States, who survives a plane crash. Obviously, this was an assignation attempt, and the killers come to finish the job. Jackson, as the President, must learn to become an American badass with the help of a young boy. It looks fantastic.

It will finally hit U.S. audiences with its June 26th release in select theaters, Digital HD, and on demand,

Directed by Jalmari Helander, the film stars Samuel L. Jackson, Ray Stevenson, Jim Broadbent, Ted Levine, Felicity Huffman, and Victor Garber

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[Comic Review] “Big Man Plans” #1 – Tons Of Carnage In A Small Package

bloody disgusting - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 14:55

Reviewed by Brady Steele. If you’re a fan of Eric Powell’s The Goon, you have an idea of what to expect from this creator’s mind. At least, you think you do. Big Man Plans #1 blows the doors off anything you can imagine. If you thought Powell’s previous work was uninhibited, you have no idea what you’re going to see in this book.

WRITTEN BY: Eric Powell and Tim Wiesch

ART BY: Eric Powell

PUBLISHER: Image Comics

PRICE: $3.50

RELEASE: 4 March 2015

These days, I tend to imagine each comic book I read in another medium for more people to consume and see. Comics have become the springboard for movies and TV series in the last fifteen years with no sign of slowing down. I can imagine this book being a hard sell but DANG it would be glorious to see. The scariest little person you’ve ever seen headlines this series from mastermind creators Eric Powell and Tim Wiesch.

One man, the little guy with no name, has been literally beaten into a hardened, bitter and violent threat to anyone and everything around him. TheBig Man no longer suffers fools since his life has taught him how to survive no matter what happens. Powell’s art shows how horrible one man can be treated by the world around him before revenge and grenades seem like obvious solutions.

This book is all kinds of messed up with dark, dark, dark humor and uber-ultraviolence mashed together. Shock and awe do not cover the things seen in these pages. This book is easily one of the more wicked I’ve read and I’m guessing it will make you drop your jaw a few times. Whomever is standing of the way of the Big Man Plans for respect better know how to fight dirtier than dirty. I don’t see how any of this will end well for any involved so enjoy the carnage this little man unleashes for the next three issues.

Mr. Steele enjoys all things comics and imagination-based. Using his lifetime of comic-fu-dom for good, he imparts his knowledge for the universe to enjoy and for you, dear readers, to pass it on.

Twitter: @mrbradysteele

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[Comic Review] “Imperium” #2 Is Completely Captivating

bloody disgusting - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 14:42

Reviewed by Brady Steele. The enemy of my enemy of my enemy is my friend…or another enemy? Imperium #2 has plenty of maneuvering and political super-powered intrigue that showcases how unlimited this series can really be. All that from the second issue! It’s impressive to see how ambitious this book is from the get-go.

WRITTEN BY: Joshua Dysart

ART BY: Doug Braithwaite

PUBLISHER: Valiant Entertainment

PRICE: $3.99

RELEASE: 4 March 2015

The plans for this title must be staggeringly elaborate. This second chapter by writer Joshua Dysart feels so utterly different from the premiere last month but still oh so very connected at the same time. The main focus of this book, would-be-benevolent leader of the world Psiot Toyo Harada, doesn’t even appear in this issue. Not once. His fingerprints and footsteps, however, are ALL OVER every page. Harada’s Harbinger Foundation is his ears, his eyes and his fists all over this world. Their presence is definitely felt everywhere they appear.

The other side of this conflict is shown to us in the Operation: Rising Spirit’s field team, The H.A.R.D. Corps. They are black-ops, super-powered countermeasure to Harada’s world plans. It’s fascinating to see how the world would react to a superpower threat with actual super powers. Doug Braithwaite`s art compliments the storytelling taking place in this storyline. For example, the harshness and intensity shines through the central character Gravedog`s actions. His actions both on the battlefield and behind closed doors make him captivating to watch. For a series of complete unknowns to a new Valiant Comics like me, it`s completely captivating storytelling.

I cannot recommend the Valiant Entertainment books enough. They really are a hotbed for comics done well month in and month out. Imperium #2 continues to build up this universe with uninhibited ambition and scope. There are moves within moves herein that are worth reading over and over just to imagine what will happen next. Read this.

Mr. Steele enjoys all things comics and imagination-based. Using his lifetime of comic-fu-dom for good, he imparts his knowledge for the universe to enjoy and for you, dear readers, to pass it on.

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Categories: Horror News

‘Cute Little Buggers 3D’ Gets a Goofy Trailer

bloody disgusting - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 14:42

From Tony Jopia, the director of Deadtime and Crying Wolf, comes the ’80s inspired grisly British comic-horror Cute Little Buggers 3D.

We’ve been reporting on the film for quite some time now, and while a UK release is planned for June, there’s been no official update. Although, the first trailer has been release, and surprisingly doesn’t do anything to get us hyped. In fact, it’s basically a shot of a bunch of no-name cast and none of the “buggers”.

Will you let them take our women? It’s Gremlins meets Hot Fuzz set in the English countryside. When hostile aliens crash land on local farmland the villagers at the summer ball get suspicious when young women start going missing. The villagers soon band together around our hero Melchoir (Kristofer Dayne) to fend off the invaders and bring back peace to the sleepy English countryside! B-movie laughs in this creature feature from director Tony Jopia.

It stars Caroline Monroe, Joe Egan, Kristofer Dayne, Gary Martin, John R. Walker, Dani Thompson, Jess Jantschek, Samar Sarila, Jo Price, Sarah Bennett and Leslie Grantham.

Categories: Horror News

‘Aliens’ Is Coming to the San Diego Comic-Con!

bloody disgusting - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 14:35

Readers with a lot of expendable cash, get your credit card cleared for what could be the greatest horror collectible of all-time.

According to Figures.com, the Hollywood Collectibles Group (HCG) announced that will be releasing a 1:1 scale life-size statue of a Xenomorph Warrior as seen in James Cameron’s 1986 Aliens!

The piece will debut at San Diego Comic-Con this coming July.

Personally, I’d rather one from Ridley Scott’s Alien as you can see the skull through the Xeno’s head, which I always found to be the coolest Alien design feature. Either way I welcome the thought of waking up, turning the corner, and walking face-to-face into one of these monstrosities!

Categories: Horror News

‘Ghoulies’ and ‘Ghoulies II’ Get Blu-ray Release!

bloody disgusting - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 14:23

Look out or they’ll get you in the end!

Scream Factory proudly presents a monstrous double feature of Ghoulies and Ghoulies II on Blu-ray on April 21, 2015. New bonus features include an audio commentary with Ghoulies director Luca Bercovici and interviews with executive producer Charles Band.

Ghoulies: “Take a creepy old Hollywood mansion, a naive young man and a pretty girl. Add an over-the-top orgy and some slimy, winged goblins who crawl out of toilets, and you have Ghoulies, a horrifying and hilarious ride into the darkest regions of hell! Conjured during a party thrown by the mansion’s new owner, the hairy, fanged demons waste no time wreaking havoc on the scene – and declaring the unsuspecting owner their new lord and master! Peter Liapis (Ghost Warrior), Lisa Pelkin (Jennifer) Michael Des Barres (Waxwork II, Under Siege) and Jack Nance (Eraserhead, Twin Peaks) star in this fanged frenzy of sharp twists and eye-popping shocks that’ll get you where it counts!

Ghoulies II: “The demonic, toilet-dwelling goblins are back! Stowed away in “Satan’s Den,” the traveling House of Horror operated by carnival workers Larry and Uncle Ned, the Ghoulies merrily devour the sideshow attraction’s patrons… until Larry realizes his horror house is for real and tries to flee the scene! Deliciously outrageous special effects and over-the-top antics ratchet up the horrific fun! Kerry Remsen (Pumpkinhead), Phil Fondacaro (Troll), William Butler (1990’s Night of the Living Dead) and Royal Dano (Big Bad Mama) star in this creepy, crawly sequel that’s got every bit as big a bite as the original!

SPECIAL FEATURES:

GHOULIES

· Audio Commentary with director/co-writer Luca Bercovici
· New interviews with executive producer Charles Band, composer Richard Band, actor Michael Des Barres and special effects makeup artist John Vulich
· Original Theatrical Trailer

GHOULIES II

· New interviews with executive producer Charles Band, actress Kerry Remsen, actor Donnie Jeffcoat and special effects artist Gino Crognale
· Rare Deleted Scenes
· Original Theatrical Trailer

Categories: Horror News